Different ATI brands?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by John, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. John

    John Guest


    I just wondered if there is much difference between the manufacturers
    of the ATI cards? Are there any that should be avoided, or any that
    you would consider to be slightly better than the rest?

    I am currently looking for a 9700 or 9800 AIW Beast. I don't want to
    go much past £300 for it though.

    I was looking at the Sapphire 9700 Beast at around £280, but the place
    I saw it stopped selling and I can't find it elsewhere. The 9800
    Beast for Sapphire is around £370, a tad too expensive for me, but
    there are a couple of others e.g. Connect3D and PowerColor that have
    the 9700/9800 AIWs for around £310/330.

    Anyway thanks for any help and suggestions with the different ATI

    John, Oct 5, 2003
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  2. John

    Strontium Guest

    My personal experience leads me to avoid any PowerColor product. Your
    mileage may vary.

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    and said:

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    Strontium, Oct 6, 2003
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  3. FWIW, I just ordered a Sapphire 9800 pro from NewEgg.

    Haven't received it yet but I've generally heard good things about it.

    Manoj K Bhupatrai, Oct 6, 2003
  4. John

    Sleepy Ben Guest

    overclockers sell connect and sapphire - I got my sapphire from them and its
    a good card. the only make I
    hear bad things about is powercolour and the general comments are they use
    poor components so the image quality isnt great.
    Sleepy Ben, Oct 6, 2003
  5. Maybe watch and wait for the Radeon 9600 AIW?
    Alan Shepherd, Oct 6, 2003
  6. John

    John Guest

    The reason I was going to get the 9700 AIW was because overclockers
    were selling it for £280, a lot cheaper than £370 for the 9800 AIW.

    The 9600 wont be available for a while, and even when it is, it's not
    as good as a 9700, because it only had the 4 pipelines. The 9600 is
    just the mid-range ATI card.

    I just wondered if anyone knew where to get the Sapphire 9700 AIW
    Beast, because the Overclockers site stopped selling, or whether the
    Connect3D one, or any other make of this ATI card for a similar price
    was as good as the Sapphire.


    John, Oct 6, 2003
  7. John

    Pete Guest

    John try a search on www.pcindex.co.uk
    Komplett seem to have them.

    Pete, Oct 7, 2003
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